A student opened fire at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington State this morning (Oct. 24), then turned the gun on himself. Marysville Police confirmed that one student other than the shooter was killed in that attack and several students were injured.
According to NBC News, four injured students were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center; three of the victims suffered critical injuries and were rushed into surgery. The remaining victim was transferred to a Seattle hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The school released the following statement Friday:
The Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded. The Marysville School District lock down procedures will remain in effect at Pilchuck until further notice from law enforcement. We will continue to forward communication in cooperation with law enforcement.
Students who attend MPHS campus are being relocated to the Shoultes Community Church at the corner of 116th and 51st Street. Buses will take students home from there. Those parents in the area wanting to pick up their child will need to go to the church location and sign out their child out with school administrator or law enforcement.
All after-school activities across the district are canceled today.
Marysville Pilchuck High School is located about 35 miles from Seattle.
Publication date: October 24, 2014